Female. 21. Australia.
Anti-theist and Science Enthusiast.
Currently studying a Bachelor of Chemistry.
"Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?"
- Richard Dawkins
George Takei responds to “traditional” marriage fans.
I love this man, and I’m having a fun time imagining Sulu saying these things
Top left: Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, launch date June 16 1963
Top right: Svetlana Savitskaya, first woman on the moon, launch dates August 19 1982 & July 17 1984
Bottom left: Sally Ride, first American woman in space, launch dates June 18 1983 & October 5 1984
Bottom right: Liu Yang, first Chinese woman in space, launch date June 16 2012
Everyone must watch this.
A man prevents his child from being kidnapped by the police.
It pays to know the law.
god he shit on them so hard
Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes. Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.
There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.”❞
I’m Not a Joke is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) for the school of Visual Arts Rafael Monasterios in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like our page on Facebook and share our designs to support our cause!These are beautiful.
A brief history of microscopy by i-heart-histo
The Chinese use water microscopes made of a lens and a water filled tube to better visualize smaller objects.
Hans Jansen and his son Zacharias Jansen invent the compound microscope.
Galileo Galilei develops a compound microscope with a convex and concave lens. Calling it the occhiolino - the little eye.
The term ‘microscope’ is coined by Giovanni Faber of Bamberg, an anology with the word ‘telescope’
Robert Hooke publishes Micrographia and coins the word ‘cell’ after his examination of cork bark.
Anton van Leuwenhoek develops the compound microscope to optimize it for observing biological specimens.
Ernst Abbe discovers the Abbe sine condition for manipulating the axis of optical systems to improving sharpess of images. This breakthrough in microscope design was exploited by microscope manufacturers Zeiss and Leitz resulting in a microscope boom.
Olympus manufacture their first microscope - the Asahi.
The Olympus DF Biological Microscope becomes the first microscope to feature an attached light source rather than a mirror that reflects light on the specimen.
The popular CH series of Olympus microscopes appear in universities and colleges around the world. Chances are your college still uses these lab teaching scopes (or the slightly newer CH2 version).
Introduction of a unique Y-shaped design for the microscope body for enhancing optics.
Confocal and virtual microscopy are now common place.
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.